Conference championship football is the best football.
While most of the so-called experts are already projecting Houston as the winner of the AAC title game, comparative scores suggest Temple will come out on top.
While Houston reached a deal in principle with coach Tom Herman, Temple is working on a similar deal with Matt Rhule. The new contract must include protections for both parties.
While Houston’s top tailback, Kenneth Farrow, is nursing an ankle injury, Temple tailback Jahad Thomas is back to 100 percent and could be the x-factor in the AAC title game on Saturday.
While Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich is up for the Chuck Bednarik Award, his backup, Nick Sharga, better epitomizes Bednarik, the last of the 60-minute men.
While Houston was the last unbeaten team standing in the AAC, Temple at Navy would make for the dream venue for the first-ever league title game.
While NFL scouts were in attendance at Lincoln Financial Field to watch Paxton Lynch of Memphis play on Saturday, Temple’s P.J. Walker proved to be the day’s better quarterback.
No. 22 Temple is a slight favorite to clinch the AAC East title at South Florida on Saturday night, but the matchups suggest the Owls are a much better team.
The last time Temple beat USF, the BOT chairman called it “disgusting and unacceptable.” With a win over USF Saturday, Temple fans can call it a division title-clincher.
Temple football got a glimpse of a true freshman tailback talent in Jager Gardner and the result was the longest run in school history with many more to come.